If you have done any type of home remodeling or interior design, chances are you have seen your fair share of kitchen counters. And, more than likely, you have become familiar with the pros and cons of using natural stone such as limestone or granite in your design.
But have you ever considered using an alternative material? Perhaps one that gives your kitchen a clean, finished look without the cost and hassle of these other popular stones?
Allow us to introduce you to quartz.
Made by combining 93 percent natural quartz stone with 7 percent resin binder and some colorant, quartz is strong enough to stand up to everyday use and versatile enough to stand up to the harshest interior design critics.
Quartz is actually stronger than granite or marble, and it is much less likely to crack, scratch or chip — allowing it to outlast some of the most durable surfaces around.
Another benefit of quartz is that it has a non-porous surface, meaning that it doesn’t have to be sealed like other natural stone and therefore you don’t have to be as concerned about stains. If you spill wine on a natural surface, it may not come out. But with quartz, all you have to do is clean it up with soap and water.
Quartz’s non-porous surface also means that it won’t carry bacteria, so you can rest assured that your countertops will remain clean and hygienic after you wash it with soap and water.